Innovative new App facilitates Patient-Centred Cancer Care

Cancer Control Alberta and the Alberta Cancer Foundation have partnered to develop, test and release an innovative mobile application that can help patients and families participate in collaborative care.

"My Care Conversations" allows one to use a smart phone (iOS or Android) to record care planning interaction(s) with health care providers. The recording can then be used for review and understanding, or for sharing and discussing with family and trusted friends.

Very well received in pilot testing, this patient-centred support has been shown to reduce anxiety, improve compliance and facilitate more informed decision making.

Strategies for extending this work into Connect Care and patient portal tools are being considered.

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